Woman in green floating above desert, holding hands with a guiding, smiling boy.

Io Capitano

(Io Capitano)

Director Matteo Garrone won a Silver Lion in Venice for this narrative drama that follows two young Senegalese men on their gruelling odyssey to a better future in Europe.

Cousins Seydou and Moussa live in Dakar but believe that Italy will offer easier work and greater freedom. Once they raise enough money, they set off across the desert and the sea where they face the scorching sun, physical and mental fatigue, and manifestations of human cruelty. For the traffickers they are only objects without rights or dignity, just like the thousands of other immigrants whose stories inspired the director. This Homerian drama with Senegalese non-actors in the lead roles is not concerned with politics. Through compelling images, the film communicates the pain, despair and hope of people who determinedly pursue their dreams.

Světozor Cinema – Large Hall, Vodičkova 41, Praha 1

Kamila Dolotina, Moderator
Zuzana Pavelková, OPU
Jana Bedaňová, Lawyer, Association for Integration and Migration

Kino Pilotů – Cinema Hall A, Donská 168/189, Praha 10

TitleIo Capitano
Original TitleIo Capitano
Original LanguageFrench,Wolof
Subtitles Czech, English
PremiéraCzech premiere
Film typeFeature film
Year of Production2023
Country of OriginBelgium, France, Italy
Length121 min.
Tags Children and Youth, Migration, Africa
Director Matteo Garrone

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